There's something particularly romantic about the warm season. I don't know if it's because everyone just looks better in the sunshine, or if it's because of the abundance of romantic activities that you can enjoy in the city during the summer.

There are indeed a ton of fun date ideas that you can only partake in during the summer months. Let us remember that summer is woefully short in Quebec, so pick a few of these ideas and go do them, like, right now.

It doesn't matter whether you've been in a relationship for years or if you're just about to ask someone out on a first date: there's something in here for everyone.

Rent A Paddleboat

Where: Natrel Bassin, 

Boat rides are a super romantic idea, as long as the boat doesn't tip over à la Little Mermaid. Enter paddleboats: the world's most stable boat. Just make sure that you're wearing the right shoes: it is incredibly hard to pedal the boat in heels.

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Go To A Taco Festival

Where: Quai Jacques Cartier

The Montreal Taco Fest provides a great opportunity to get to know your date. No activity is as intimate and revealing as getting sloppy over a selection of tacos, slasa, and cocktails!

Read our article for more information.


Get Your Heart Pumping With A Floating Obstacle Course

Where: Jean Dore Beach.

If you're feeling brave, challenge your date to this amazing floating obstacle course. It's a date and a workout all in one: what more could you ask for?

Read our article for all the details.


Have A Drink On A Terrasse

Where: Check out our list of the best terrasses in the city.

It's too warm and sunny to be cooped up inside, which is why a terrasse makes the perfect date. Enjoy some great drinks and get a little goofy while you soak up the sun. Cheers!

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Make A Picnic In The Park

Where: Parc La Fontaine

What's more romantic than sharing sandwhiches and lemonades in the park? Nothing, I tell you, nothing. I picked Parc La Fontaine in particular because the park winds around in ways that make it easy to find a little quiet nook.

Learn more about eating and drinking in parks here.


Watch A Movie Under The Stars

Where: Ciné-Parc Saint-Eustache

If you're up for a more retro and nostalgic date, why not take your significant other to a drive-in movie theatre? Cuddle up in the back of a car with blankets, pillows and snacks, and enjoy a host of great movie offerings.

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Cool Off At A Pool For Free

Where: Check out this list of free pools in Montreal.

Much like relaxing at the beach, relaxing at the pool is a lovely activity for when you and your date are feeling a little lazy. The upside of pools is that they're peppered throughout the city and usually easier to get to than the beach.


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Walk Through A Magical Forest

Where: Foresta Lumina

Quebec's Foresta Lumina is a magical forest completely lit up by beautiful, colourful lights. It's a short drive from Montreal, and a very original date choice.

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Watch The Fireworks

Where: La Ronde

You can literally hear fireworks go off with your s.o. as you enjoy the world-reknown fireworks competition that takes place in July. You buy tickets to see them at La Ronde, but you can also watch them for free from the Jacques-Cartier bridge and a host of other locations.

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Attend A Free Festival

Where: Place des Arts; les Jardins Gamelins; rue St-Denis

Jazzfest has a free show almost every night at Place des Arts. Grab your significant other and go enjoy some great live music. Whether you're seeing a band you like or discovering new music, it's sure to be a good time.

In addition, Montréal Complètement Cirque will be organizing free circus performances on rue St-Denis and les Jardins Gamelins. Take your date to see a spectacle fo acrobatics!

More info on Jazzfest here.
More info on Montréal Complètement Cirque here!


Party All Day And All Night

Where: Île Soniq

Sure, this may not be the most romantic date idea, but it certainly is a super fun summer activity. Let loose with your date while you listen to some amazing DJs and dance all day and all night.

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Get Driven Around In A Classic Car

Where: Throwback Tours.

Impress your date by hiring a tour guide to drive you around Montreal in a beautiful convertible. Be tourists for a day and learn more about Montreal as you take in the sights from a beautiful retro car.

Head to their website for more information.


Go To Montreal's Newest Beach

Where: Verdun Beach

People can't seem to get enough of Montreal's new Verdun Beach, which just opened over a week ago. Bring some beers and a volleyball and enjoy a relaxing day with bae.

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Watch A Movie... In The Pool

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

There are many ways to enjoy outdoor movies this summer. Whether you're in a car, at the park or even at Bota Bota spa, many locations are offering movie screenings. But one of the most fun ways to watch a movie with your s.o. would definitely be by watching it from a pool.

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Spend A Day At La Ronde

Where: La Ronde

Test your date's nerve, and their stomach, by throwing them for a loop (literally). After you've had enough of adrenaline-pumping fun, take super adorable photos on the carousel. Cotton candy is also mandatory.

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Go On A Short Roadtrip

Where: Check out our masterlist for ideas.

Summer rhymes with "long weekend," and these long weekends are the perfect time for a little 3-day getaway. Enjoy some much-needed alone time with your s.o. while making the most of the sun and the warmth.

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Relax At The Spa

Where: Bota Bota

Bota Bota is the ultimate romantic getaway in the heart of the city. The cool, relaxing atmosphere makes for a perfect date idea. Enjoy the water circuits, the different pools and the many spaces to relax and lounge.

Head here for more info.


Spend An Evening In A Romantic Restaurant

Where: Check out this list of date-approved restaurants.

Going for dinner is a classic option for a reason: it's nice to get to know someone over a good meal and a glass of wine or two. The summer nights in Montreal are long and warm, so it's a lot easier to get out and try new places than in the winter.

Read our article for a list of romatic restaurants.


Go Strawberry Picking

Where: Quinn Farm

Many farms close to Montreal let you pick your own sweet berries. It's a great date idea for those of you who have partners that love the outdoors. Bonus points if you bake with your fresh strawberries after.

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Go On An Ice Cream Date

Where: I would suggest one of these delicious ice cream spots.

It's warm out, and one of the sweetest ways to cool off is to enjoy ice cream in the sun. This is also a good way to screen your potential date as some ice cream behaviours are clearly red flags: if they order cotton candy ice cream, or they bite instead of lick, RUN.


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Go To The Water Park

Where: Super Aqua Club

There's no better way to spend a warm day than to go to the water park. Bonus points if you can make it on a quiet weekday so that you and your bae can try allll the slides.

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That completes the list. Now get out there, go on dates, and get romantic, Montreal. I'm counting on you to put these ideas to good use.

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